Fire at Hi-Point’s Ohio Factory

Just after Christmas Hi-Point, the well known budget firearms manufacturer, suffered a fire at their factory in Mansfield, Ohio. The budget pistol and pistol calibre carbine makers have not made any comment on the fire but local news report that it caused thousands of dollars of damage.

The Mansfield News Journal, reported that a fire broke out at the factory around midnight on Friday 28th December, and that fire crews responded putting out a fire in the middle section of the factory. The blaze is reported to have caused between $40,000 to $50,000 worth of damage to the factory building. No staff were inside the factory when the fire began and no injuries were reported by responders.

A photo from the 2016 fire at Hi-Point’s Ohio factory (Mansfield News Journal/Lou Whitmire)

Madison Township fire chief Ron Luttrell reported that the fire took over 30 minutes to bring under control and required the assistance of fire crews from three surrounding fire departments. While the cause of the fire is currently unknown Luttrell said the blaze was being investigated by the Ohio state fire marshal to ascertain the causes.

It’s unclear how production of Hi-Points range of budget pistols and

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Originally posted on The Firearm Blog